As those pesky adverts keep telling us; ‘The futures bright, the futures orange’ only it isn’t just orange, its green or blue or pink or yellow, basically any color as long as it could double for a road worthy safety vest. On the tube this morning, I counted a whopping eight girls all swathed in colors that before this summer would have had people reaching for their sunglasses (especially at 8am) but no more, color is here and by the looks of the District Line, it’s here to stay.
So as an avid follower of fashion, I am left to wonder how best embrace to this new, and dare I admit it, confusing trend without looking like I have dressed in the dark, like wearing eye popping neons comes oh so easily to me. After all, everyone is doing it so why shouldn’t I?
After much investigation and several shopping trips (of increasing success) I think I have summers hottest trend down.
Ready, here goes;
Block it. Think dinner in a smart restaurant not rave in a disused barn. This trend is all about mixing and matching, pairing the bright fuchsia dress with a simple cream and gold Bardot clutch by MOJO. This is about people remembering your ensemble, not running for cover.
It’s all in the combinations. Although you can feel free to throw your grandmothers mantra of ‘red and green should never be seen’ out the window, there are certain colors that simply wont mesh. Classic examples include pink and red and blue and purple. However, for all those rule breakers out there, if you really can’t resist, keep your accessories simple and for this, anything from the classically elegant Joanna Dahdah is ideal.
Obvious not obnoxious. Although this trend is all about brights, unless you want to look like a Jersey Shore cast member, keep neons to an absolute minimum.
Last but certainly not least, have fun. Don’t let this trend wear you, if you don’t embrace it with confidence you will certainly stand out and not for the reasons you wanted. For best results, start small, think Rail Clutch by Poupee Couture, Folie scarf by Dominique Mosley or Saint Turtle Necklace by LeiVanKash.